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Motorola to Unveil 4G LTE Smartphone This Friday Via Facebook, is It the RAZR HD? (Updated)

Late last night, Motorola posted the first clue of many that will lead up to the unveiling of a smartphone. According to a post on their Facebook page, they plan to give a new clue each day this week until the “big reveal on Friday.”

The first clue, if you didn’t’ catch it, outs that the phone will “have the power of 4G LTE.” With the Atrix HD and Photon Q already announced, what else could it be? The only phone of Motorola’s on anyone’s radar these days that hasn’t been unveiled, would be the DROID RAZR HD.

I guess you could also take this new “game” as something to get people to interact on Moto’s Facebook page, rather than them actually announcing a new phone. As in, they could give off clues for 5 days to a phone that has already been released (RAZR, RAZR MAXX, Photon Q, or Atrix HD), hoping that you stick around for 5 days to comment and “like” things on their page. We could get to Friday and the “big reveal” could be, “Great job, you guessed the Photon Q!”

Update:  Just as we speculated above, Motorola is not going to announce a new phone, but are simply playing a game. TechRadar was able to chat with a Moto spokesperson who said that this game is about “current” smartphones available, not a new one.

Again, a new clue will be dropped each day, so stay close to Moto’s Facebook page to find out.

Via:  Facebook

  • It’s the Atrix HD, Motorola said the phone is already out.

  • It’s the Droid 4: “Congrats D4 Owners, here is ICS. Oh, and screw you, Bionic owners…”

    • 216monster

      Bionic was a super flop , and was very sad to see what it happened

  • JetBlue

    Gary Hicks was a developer for the LG Revolution and now he has a Razr

  • George264

    Our “Guess the Smartphone” Facebook post references a device that is already available in the U.S. market. It is a game intended to engage with the Facebook community surrounding features of this pre-existing device. -Motorola

  • Jason Brown

    Gary Hicks’s fb comment ftw!

  • Charlie

    OK, what about the mid-range XT907 that you guys leaked back and July 12th? That would be my bet. Motorola held a huge press event for the Droid Razr and I would expect them to do the same for the unveiling of the latest flagship. Thoughts?

  • Stewie

    Let’s play a game, we’re going to release a phone … Who cares anymore? Promises broken, loaders locked, dumbed down blur SW …
    The real game is: Do we care? Not here.
    moto, you lost most of your most ardent supporters by screwing them repeatedly, most are now on Samsung and HTC, give it up already.

  • enerjak

    I know Motorola said they were working on an unlock tool but is there a chance they’d pull a Samsung and release a Developer version?

  • azndan4

    Where are all the Motorola fan boys when you need them lol. Its amazing how much customer goodwill Motorola has lost by not listening to their customers and lying about unlocking bootloaders.

    • RW-1

      I was a rabid moto fanboy, though I was nto one who would troll those who preferred other manufacturers, I believe in free will 🙂
      OG droid for 2 years, watched as each new release, or re-release of something not extraordinary came along, the push to bring back the Razr line because they had nothing truly inventive (placing a large batt into a phone was not inventive, just suprising, a move that would enhance the experience…)
      Releasing new models of what should have been screwing early adopters, (razr maxx after razr … the bionic debacle failure (what it was hyped, what it arrived as …)
      Moved on, choice was simple, the Jhatool machine no longer had my loyalty – Gnex.
      Now yes, VZ is screwing the Gnex masses, but those masses are learning to root and load, JB heaven.
      I’ve said it before and will say it again – Moto is not getting by hard earned cash until they put theirs where their mouths are – I want to see an unlocked, open phone on VZ in the stores, in hand, with the excellent HW I’ve come to expect, without the SW that I don’t. THEN and ONLY THEN shall I even consider returning to them.
      Just isn’t going to happen, and I’m glad I moved on, I got to polish up my ADB skills while tooling out my Gnex, and added bonus! 🙂

  • lye

    I don’t see anything that suggests that it will be a new phone.

  • paul_cus

    I doubt this is going to be for a flagship phone, like the HD is shaping up to be. Sony did something similar with Facebook a couple months ago, and the reveal wasn’t any type of flagship phone.

  • jak_341

    Is anyone really excited? I am not. It will be locked down, full of bloat, and Blurred. Not to mention that Motorola will somehow find a way to screw up the screen quality. The GNEX is still the phone to have.

    • Diablo81588

      Jak is back to troll another moto post again. Did anyone ask you what the best phone to have was?


    Droid RAZR Maxx+++ Supersonic Ultra GT Maximus. Extended battery version to follow 2 weeks later.

    • Diablo81588


      • KOBALT

        Original douche response. Enjoy your RAZR that will be outdated 2 weeks later.

  • I like how Rayna Jones guessed the GS3

  • connor

    Yep, not upgrading, not going to be losing my unlimited data. Going to wait and grab it used off either CL or Swappa.

  • goodbyebb

    What makes you think it is an announcement for a new phone? Am I missing something or could it just be Motorola having some fun? Right now, the answer could be DROID BIONIC, DROID RAZR, RAZR MAXX, DROID4…

  • Dave

    Oh how funny would it be if they aren’t really leading up to an announcement on anything new, but are in fact playing a guessing game on for a current device. o.O

  • InvaderDJ

    Almost undoubtedly it is the RAZR HD. They’ve already announced or released new phones for at&t and Sprint and haven’t released a new RAZR variant in at least 15min so they’re about due. We’ll get a Snapdragon S4, 720p, 2500-3000Mah battery with ICS, a locked bootloader, and some nebulous promise of JB in the future. An OK phone, but not for any enthusiast.

    • htowngtr

      Didn’t someone say it was 2300mah?

      • Diablo81588


    • Ethan

      There’s an article here on Droid-Life with the battery specs from the FCC testing. I believe it came in at 2530 mAH (don’t hold me to that EXACTLY).

  • Dee Mann

    No where does it say that this is going to be a new smartphone…this could just be a little game at guessing which one of their current phones it is Kellen

  • VinMessina

    I’m failing to see where they say this will be a “new” smartphone?

    • paddypants

      I was thinking the same thing. It would be a pretty dumb move for them to not reveal a new phone — but just because something is dumb, doesn’t mean Moto won’t do it.

    • The more I thought about, the more I’m with you. It may not be a new phone at all. It could be Motorola looking to get more action on Facebook.

      • VinMessina

        I reached out to Motorola for some clarification but haven’t received a response yet. If I hear back from them I’ll let you know (or you could always reach out to your contacts there). I’m curious to know.

        • VinMessina

          Just got off the phone with Moto, yea, it’s not a new device. Just a game to spur up interest in a current Moto offering. Hope that clears things up.

      • Lucky Armpit

        Still don’t understand the obsession over Facebook and other forms of social media. What does getting “liked” get you, other than you being able to say, “I have a lot of likes”?

        • JRummy16

          If your a business then a lot of likes gives you power to communicate with your most loyal customers and get feedback from them. If you are just the average Joe on Facebook and you are focused on a lot of likes then you are just missing High School too much.

  • Morris

    very strange people are guessing everything but a motorola phone over there in the comments

  • htowngtr

    LOL, 2nd comment wins in that picture

  • Bionicman

    yea nice first clue “I have 4G LTE”. the next clue will be “i can make phone calls, what am i?” 😛

    • michael arazan

      Clue: I have a battery

  • James_Kernicky

    ^5 to Gary Hicks for his bootloader comment!

  • LOL @ Gary Hicks’ comment on their Facebook page…Moto gets trolled so bad on their posts………not that theres anything wrong with that!

    BTW It HAS to be the HD…anything else would just be shooting themselves in the foot!

    • goodbyebb

      “BTW It HAS to be the HD…anything else would just be shooting themselves in the foot!”

      Yeah like Moto and VZW have never done that before!!!

  • Next clue: It will have a locked bootloader…

  • El Cappitan

    Gary Hicks must be a droid-life contributor

    • John

      He’s just saying it like it is

  • “Gary Hicks: Droid RAZR HD. With a locked bootloader of course.”
    That’s actually pretty funny!

    • zepfloyd

      (to finish) …that you’ll promise to unlock and never actually will because of carrier ‘requirements’.

    • Whoever raised such a smart lad must be proud.

    • Gary Hicks +1.

    • guest123

      I loved this too. One of the first comments is a negative thing. Ha! Total backfire to Moto.

    • Daniel Maginnis

      I liked moto a long time ago and they troll every single post. Click thru any of their past and see. Its funny then gets old.

    • AhsanS

      They deleted his comment. LOL

  • Jason Purp

    It’s such a bummer when the phone is already released somewhere else. It takes away all of the excitement.

  • Michael Franz

    LOL @ the comment saying locked bootloader of course…nice